More than 500,000 college co-eds descended on Florida beaches for this year’s Spring Break parties.
South Beach officials worked to avoid last year’s mayhem and implemented a new law that limited alcohol sales after 2 am.
Despite a beefed up police presence and extra measures in place to curb violence, gun shots erupted just after midnight Saturday night into Sunday morning on Ocean Drive.
Spring breakers ran for their lives after hearing gun shots.
Three people were shot and transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
A shooting in Miami Beach left three people injured amid a packed Spring Break weekend.
Two people were transported to a hospital with gunshot wounds after officers responded to a shooting on Ocean Drive shortly after midnight, according to Miami Beach Police Department spokesperson Ernesto Rodriguez.
“On Sunday at 12:15 a.m., officers responded to a shooting along the 800 block of Ocean Drive,” Rodriguez said. “Two victims were located with an apparent gunshot wound and were transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital by Miami Beach Fire Rescue with non-life-threatening injuries.”
Initial information suggested a third person also sustained an injury at the same shooting scene, according to police.
“We later received a call from Mount Sinai Hospital indicating a male arrived with a gunshot wound, also non-life-threatening,” Rodriguez said.
“Detectives are speaking with several individuals to determine what transpired in the moments leading up to the shooting,” he added.
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Stampede followed by #gunfire on #Miamibeach on #oceandrive btwn 8th and 9th at 12:16 AM. We were there. Video: @victorpoirier09 @MiamiBeachNews @UniNoticias @wsvn @Telemundo51 @TelemundoNews pic.twitter.com/vY5i2e5WA6
— Anabel Gago (@gago_anabel) March 20, 2022
There was also a stampede on Thursday night – St. Patrick’s Day, in Miami after a gun scare!
We were told that we must bring back cars to #OceanDrive. That the only way to prevent people from “congregating” and “partying” was to erase our dream of a world class pedestrian promenade and have cars replace people.
Last night, St Patty’s day, the thesis was tested. pic.twitter.com/dI0kU7zhoX
— Better Streets Miami Beach (@BikeWalkMB) March 18, 2022